FINAL PHASE OF ROUTE 28 EAST OHIO STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT RUNS TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 2014 IN PITTSBURGH
Weather permitting, beginning on Tuesday night at 8 p.m., northbound traffic on Route 28 will be reduced to single, 11-foot wide lane from the Chestnut Street overpass to approximately 1,500 feet south of the 31st Bridge. The northbound single lane closure will occur around-the-clock through November of 2014.
Additionally, beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, the ramp from East Ohio Street to northbound Route 28 will be closed long term through late summer. Motorists will be detoured. Signs will be posted.
- From East Ohio Street, turn right onto the 16th Street Bridge
- Follow the 16th Street Bridge to Liberty Avenue
- Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
- Turn left onto 31st Street
- Follow the 31st Bridge to Route 28
- End detour
Slow moving work will occur on southbound Route 28 during daylight hours Tuesday through Thursday as crews prepare the long term traffic configuration. Southbound lanes will be shifted adjacent to the single northbound lane. Two southbound lanes will be maintained during peak travel times through the remainder of the project.
Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling on Route 28. PennDOT also reminds motorists they can call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions or log onto 511pa.com (includes traffic cameras on Route 28) before traveling.
LONG-TERM RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AT 40TH STREET BRIDGE FROM AUGUST 2011 – FALL 2014
Long-term restrictions are in effect between the 40th Street Bridge and Chestnut Street that include maintaining two open inbound (southbound) lanes (shifted toward river/railroad tracks) during peak periods and one 11-foot wide northbound (outbound) lane around-the-clock through fall 2014.